Neighbor Dearest

Neighbor Dearest
Author: Penelope Ward
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Published: August 4th, 2016
Pages: 269
My Rating: 

From New York Times bestselling author, Penelope Ward, comes a friends-to-lovers story with sexy new characters. After getting dumped, the last thing I needed was to move next door to someone who reminded me of my ex-boyfriend, Elec. Damien was a hotter version of my ex. The neighbor I'd dubbed "Angry Artist" also had two massive dogs that kept me up with their barking. He wanted nothing to do with me. Or so I thought until one night I heard laughter coming through an apparent hole in my bedroom wall. Damien had been listening to all of my phone sessions with my therapist. The sexy artist next door now knew all of my deepest secrets and insecurities. We got to talking. He set me straight with tips to get over my breakup. He became a good friend, but Damien made it clear that he couldn't be anything more. Problem was, I was falling hard for him anyway. And as much as he pushed me away, I knew he felt the same...because his heartbeat didn't lie. I thought my heart had been broken by Elec, but it was alive and beating harder than ever for Damien. I just hoped he wouldn't shatter it for good. Author's note - Neighbor Dearest is a full-length standalone novel.
A girl falls in love with her next-door neighbor who happens to be her landlord. 
I love Penelope Ward and her books so much. She sure knows how to write a good romance. Neighbor Dearest follows Chelsea. She has just been broken up with and is heartbroken. Suddenly, her hot next-door neighbor Damien throws himself into her life. Little does Chelsea know is that he owns her apartment building. 

What starts off as a beautiful friendship, grows into a full-blown hot relationship. Damien is just the thing that Chelsea needs to move on from her ex. Just when Chelsea thinks she is done with love, she falls again. Damien is hiding a secret and refuses to start anything serious with Chelsea.

Damien is a new favorite book boyfriend of mine. There were moments of tender relatable getting over ex moments. All the characters in Neighbor Dearest are incredible! This is a character-driven story. Penelope Ward is easily a must buy author of mine. This is another great romance with so much substance and heartfelt moments. 

I did not know that this book was a sequel but you can still read it first like I did and know what is going on. In a way, it is kind of like a stand-alone novel. However, now that I know the first book revolves around Chelsea's ex..... I now have to read that one too, of course, because I have to read all of Ward's books.

I did not want Neighbor Dearest to end. There is not one negative thing to say about this book. I LOVED IT SO MUCH! Plus, Damien's dogs made me love it that much more. Any story with animals is a must-read for me. Five stars easily! This book is a brand new favorite of mine. Get ready to swoon with Neighbor Dearest because I sure did. Gosh, Penelope, you have outdone yourself again with all that sexual tension.

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor before switching to a more family-friendly career. Penelope lives for reading books in the new adult genre, coffee, and hanging out with her friends and family on weekends. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 15-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 13-year-old boy, both of whom are the lights of her life. Penelope, her husband, and kids reside in Rhode Island. She is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels.